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Service Number 6009. Killed in Action between 5th-8th May 1917. Bullecourt, France.

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  • Gosford District Casualties of World War One

    Bragg, Edmund Allen Service Number 1494

    Killed in Action 19th May 1915 Gallipoli Peninsula

    Gosford District Casualties of World War One

    Gell, Francis Service Number 6009

    Killed in Action between 5th-8th May 1917 Bullecourt, France

  • Gosford City Council gratefully acknowledges the voluntary efforts of

    Benalyn Campbell

    And Vivienne Tranter

    in compiling this resource

    The information in this file has been extracted from official records

    held in the

    The Australian War Memorial and

    National Archives of Australia

    ( Commonwealth of Australia [National Archives of Australia] 2013)

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  • NAME Gell, Francis

    SERVICE NO 6009

    UNIT

    RANK Private

    AGE at Enlistment 26 yrs 2 mths

    PLACE OF BIRTH Gosford, NSW

    ADDRESS

    OCCUPATION Horse driver

    DATE OF ENLISTMENT 13 Feb 1916

    PLACE OF ENLIST-MENT

    RAS Grounds

    PREVIOUS SERVICE

    NEXT OF KIN Wife;- Ethel Mary Gell, Roseville. Mann St. Gosford.

    PHYSICAL DESCRIP-TION

    Height-6. Weight-150lbs. Chest-32-35. Complexion-Dark. Eyes-Blue. Hair-Light Brown. Appendix Scar

    RELIGION C/E

    EMBARKED Sydney 22 Aug 1916 per A18 Wiltshire.

    DISEMBARKED Plymouth 13 Oct 1916

    NOTES AWOL 26 Nov 1916 -2400 26 Nov -2230 28 Nov.

    WOUNDED/ILLNESS

    DIED 5-8 May 1917- Bullecourt France killed by concussion of shell explosion.

    BURIED In a shell hole at the back of the trench Bullecourt France

    MEDALS British War Medal-45456, Victory Medal-44936. Memorial Plaque & Scroll-324492.

    DEPENDANTS Children;- Beatrice Nellie Gell & Albert Lloyd Gell

    PERSONAL EFFECTS

    WILL

    CORRESPONDENCE Wife. Manchester Unity/

    REMARKS

    RED CROSS REPORT Gell was a splendid fellow, one of the best.

    NEWSPAPER RE-PORTS

  • Gosford Times 7th June 1917 Private Frank Gell.

    On Thursday last the sad news was received by cable that Private Frank Gell, eldest son of Mrs William Gell, of Gosford, had been killed in action in France. Deceased soldier was born at Wamberal 27 years ago, and enlisted in January 1916 with the 19th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion. After a couple of months at Salisbury Plains camp in England, he was sent across to France, where, with many other noble young Aus-tralians he met a soldiers death. He was married to Miss Hall, daughter of Mr Thomas Hall, of Gosford, and leaves a widow and two young children. Deep sympathy is expressed for the bereaved ones.

  • Gosford Times 7th June 1916 ROLL OF HONOR

    GELL;-Killed in action in France between the 5th and 8th May 1917, Frank, dearly loved eldest son of the late William Gell and Elizabeth Gell, of Frederick Street, Gosford. Aged 27 years.

    Sydney Morning Herald 8th June 1917 pg. 8 War Casualties Killed

    Private Frank Gell, aged 27 years, eldest son of Mrs Gell, Gosford, has been killed in France. He was em-ployed by Messrs Simpsons and Graham, Parramatta. He leaves a widow and two children. A younger brother Sapper Lloyd Gell, is serving in Palestine.

  • Cumberland Argus & Fruitgrowers Advocate 9th June 1917 pg. 12 Mrs F Gell, Harris Park, has received word that her husband, Private F Gell, has been killed in action in France, May 6-8, 1917. he sailed in August last year. His brother is with the forces in Egypt. The young sol-dier leaves a wife and two children.

    Gosford Times ? May 1918

    GELL;-In loving memory of my beloved husband and father, Private Francis Gell, killed in action 6 May,

    1917. For God, King and Country He gave his life. Inserted by his loving wife and children GELL;- In loving memory of Private Frank Gell, killed in action at Bullecourt, 6th May, 1917. inserted by

    his loving mother, sisters and brothers. (also see SMH 6.5.1918 pg 6)

  • Gosford Times 18th July 1918 The entertainment, to be given by the "Merrymakers" on Wednesday night next, to assist in building a home for the widow and children of the late Private F Gell, promises to be a record success. The bookings for reserved seats are far exceeding expectations, and a packed house is assured.

    Gosford Times 25th July 1918 The Gell Fund

    The following donations have been collected by Mrs Hadley and Mr P Glenister, of Woy Woy, on behalf of teh widow and family of the late Private f Gell, who was killed in France on May 5, 1917:- Mrs c Waters, H Oxenham, 1 each; Mrs Hadley, 14s; P Glenis-ter, Miss Glenister, Mrs Aggett, Mrs J W Browne, Mr Smith, H Frater, Mr Butler, J C Barnes, Jack Mayo 10s each; Mr Sylvester, Leonce Gilan, C R Staples, F Couche, Mr Margin, 5s each; A Thomas, 4s; J Irwin, Friend, Mr Brentnall, 3s each; J Wallwork, Paddy Parks, Paul Gilan, H Watts, J L K, Bert Alderton, 2s 6d each; J Freeman, 2s; Rea, san Jose, 1s. Total, 10.

    Gosford Times 6th May 1919 GELL;-In loving memory of Private Frank Gell, killed in action at Bullecourt, 6th May, 1917.

    Inserted by his mother, sisters and brothers.

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 4104373

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 4104373

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 4104373

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  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 4104373

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 4104373

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 4104373

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 4104373

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 4104373

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 4104373